Anneke Van Giersbergen, Mariangela Demurtas to feature in Avalon’s “Return to Eden”, due out June 14

AVALON, the metal opera project of Finnish composer Timo Tolkki (ex-Stratovarius), will release its latest installation “Return to Eden” this June. The album will feature several prominent metal musicians including Anneke Van Giersbergen (ex-The Gathering) and Mariangela Demurtas (Tristania, Ardours). “Return to Eden” will be the third of […]

Tarja announces the first shows of Raw Tour

After sharing details of her fifth studio album “In The Raw”, Finnish vocalist Tarja Turunen is now announcing the first shows of “Raw Tour 2019”. So far, concerts in Latin America and Russia have been confirmed. All confirmed dates can be seen below, more shows to be added. […]

Cellar Darling: The Spell Tour Europe 2019

Swiss progressive trio Cellar Darling announces the first set of European headline dates for October/November in support of their new concept album “The Spell“. The band will visit Germany, France, Poland, Czech Republic, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and the Netherlands. Check all dates of “The Spell Tour Europe” below. […]

Heidi Shepherd of Butcher Babies plays in a Netflix series

Butcher Babies vocalist Heidi Shepherd plays in the Netflix horror anthology series Slasher. Heidi Shepherd is not only a talented musician but also a skilled actress. Besides fronting American metal band Butcher Babies along with her vocal partner Carla Harvey, Heidi has previously starred in quite a few […]

Asylum Pyre – N°4 (Full Album)

“N°4” – that’s the title of the fourth studio album from French modern metallers Asylum Pyre that dropped on April 26. The album combines power with melody, modern elements with traditional styles and female lead vocals with additional male vocals. It features Yannis Papadopoulos from Beast In Black […]

Tarja announces a Christmas tour

Finnish vocalist Tarja Turunen announces a brand new Christmas tour for November and December. Starting November 22 in Iislami, Tarja will visit 15 Finnish cities with her winter holiday set. Check all dates below.   22.11. Iisalmen kirkko, Iislami 23.11. Oulun Tuomikirkko, Oulo 24.11. Vaasan kirkko, Vaasa 28.11. […]

Within Temptation – masters of live performances

Over the years, Within Temptation have gained the status of one of the best live heavy acts in the world. This year, they were voted the best live band of 2018 in Metal Goddesse Awards. And deservingly so. Let’s recap their career and take a look at the […]

Epica and Lacuna Coil back in the studio

Great news for the fans of Dutch symphonic masters Epica and Italian gothic metallers Lacuna Coil. Both bands have reported on being back in the studio, cooking up new tunes. Epica  At the beginning of May, the band spent some time at Sandlane Recording Facilities with the renowned […]

CELESTIVL – TenTimesTwo (Full Album)

British modern symphonic metal outfit CELESTIVL has recently released a new album called “TenTimesTwo”. The English band, fronted by Saneeta Ram, changed their name from Celestial Wish to CELESTIVL in 2017. Since then “TenTimesTwo” has been their very first LP which is an interesting blend of symphonic metal, gothic […]

Ardours – Last Moment (Music Video)

On May 2nd, Ardours released “Last Moment”, the first music video from their upcoming debut album “Last Place on Earth”. Watch it below. Founded in 2015, Tristania frontwoman Mariangela Demurtas reconnected with fellow Sardinian musician Kris Laurent to launch Ardours. Lyrics and drum parts are provided by fellow […]

2019 festival season guide pt. 3

Just like last year, we’ve prepared a festival season guide for you in hope to prevent you from missing any cool festivals taking place in 2019. Below, you can find the list of bands in alphabetical order with all of their confirmed festival-shows so far. Hopefully, you’ll have […]